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Dr. Pepper cake in a jar is a fun and portable treat perfect for tailgating! Use a box mix and Dr. Pepper to create this sweet to celebrate victory. Plus see how to get a free stadium blanket from our sponsor, Jingit, and Dr. Pepper!

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It is officially football season and that means that at least in our home it is also officially marching band season.  From September until November my husband will spend every Tuesday night, many Friday nights, and most Saturdays at the helm of a high school marching band.  Needless to say we spend  a lot of time sitting on bleachers in a football stadium during these months.  There are only so many nights of stadium hamburgers and hot dogs I can take so I pack up a portable feast for the kids and I to eat when at a game or competition.

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The key to every good tailgate or stadium picnic is portability and I've been wanting to try making cakes in a jar for a while.  The kids are finally old enough to handle jars and forks without making a huge mess so I went for it.  I basically made a chocolate box cake mix and used Dr. Pepper instead of water to make the cake.    I filled the jars about half-full with cake mix, which was a tad too much, and baked according to the directions.  And it worked! It was so easy.

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I scooped out a little bit of the top of the cakes and frosted them with vanilla frosting.  They were so good and perfect for toting around for a tailgate.

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Another important part of eating in a stadium is warmth.  It's no fun to try and enjoy a meal or a game while freezing! We keep a few stadium blankets in our car at all times just for that reason.  Right now you can score a FREE stadium blanket (while supplies last) when you purchase Dr. Pepper using the new shopping app, Jingit.

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With the Jingit app, you can earn cash instantly online, in-store, and on the go with participating brands. You’ll also receive personalized cash back offers when you shop using the Jingit app.  Right now you can take advantage of the Jingit Dr Pepper Tailgating Promotion going on at 1,300 Target stores until September 27!  Just buy 3 participating Dr. Pepper products at a participating Target store and get a cozy stadium blanket for free.  I love this blanket! It folds up nicely and even has handle but it's huge when opened up. It'll help keep you warm during football season.

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And to help you out even more, we're giving away a $500 Target gift card! You can stock up on all your tailgating needs for the entire season and get your free blanket!  Just enter in the widget below.

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The giveaway will be open from September 8, 2014 to September 17, 2014 at midnight PST and is sponsored by Sway Group. One winner (from all 9 giveaways) will be selected to receive a $500 Target giftcard. Sway Group will select a winner on or about September 19, 2014, which will be highlighted in the Rafflecopter.  The winner will be contacted directly by Sway Group.


Dr. Pepper Cake in A Jar

Serves 10     adjust servings

Preparation 5 min
Cook Time 20 min
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 cup Dr. Pepper
  • Other ingredients as needed per the box directions to make the cake
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 pint glass canning jars


  1. Make cake batter according to box directions swapping Dr. Pepper for the water.
  2. Spray the inside of pint canning jars with oil. Fill the jars with cake batter just under 1/2 full. Bake for about 15-20 minutes until done.
  3. Allow cakes to cool completely. Frost as desired.
  4. Close jars with lids for easy portability.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 235kcal Calories from fat 80
% Daily Value
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 433mg 18%
Carbohydrate 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 20g
Protein 3g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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181 comments on “Dr. Pepper Cake in A Jar

  1. Dr. pepper cake sounds delicious , love the idea of cute jars. Thanks for sharing with hearth and Soul blog hop. pinning.

  2. What a great idea, I love your Dr. Pepper Cake in the jars! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. I can’t remember the last time I had a Dr. Pepper…and this just looks too delicious not to try. On behalf of my stomach, thank you! <3

  4. Conor S. on said:

    I like the classic original Dr. Pepper Flavor, and I love that you can earn cash back!

  5. This looks great! Anything with Dr Pepper in it can’t be bad!

  6. My husband is the Dr. Pepper fanatic in our household. He prefers the diet flavor.
    Jingit is a cool app that lets me earn money just by learning about products while I’m shopping.

  7. The original Dr Pepper was favorite growing up no question & the app seems like a smart was to save money. πŸ™‚

  8. Erika Young on said:

    I know a Dr. Pepper addict who would love this! What a fun idea!

  9. This looks delicious – I can taste the Dr. Pepper just from looking at the picture!

  10. I am a Diet Dr. Pepper fan and love the idea of saving money easily with the Jingit App.

  11. Allie Fouse on said:

    I will be making these cute cakes asap! Great for a party!!

  12. Diet Dr. Pepper. It actually does taste JUST like regular. No, seriously! I love saving money so…winner!

  13. I’m a big fan of Diet Dr. Pepper! And who doesn’t like to get cash back while shopping?!

  14. My daughter loves Dr. Pepper. She will be making cake in a jar this week.

  15. I love diet dr pepper. ….. love that the application helps u save money.

  16. My favorites are the original flavor and money back.

  17. I am a Dr. Pepper fanatic!! And so is my daughter!! :-). I have not heard about this app before, but I’m all about apps that will help save money πŸ™‚

  18. I’m a Pepper too! Good ole Regular Dr.Pepper….Cash Back.

  19. I like cherry dr pepper and the offers jiggit has!

  20. Just regular ole Dr. Pepper is my fave. And the Jingit app is better than coupons!

  21. cherry dr pepper! i like that you get cash back while spending, so it feels like you arent spending as much! LOL

  22. Carly D. on said:

    I love the original flavor Dr. Pepper the best! And I have never heard of the Jingit app but who doesn’t love cash back!

  23. Michelle Castagne on said:

    My fav is the original Dr. Pepper. Cash back offer are great with Jingit.

  24. Lori Whatley on said:

    We LOVE Dr. Pepper 10!! Jingit has good offers

  25. Stephanie Shipley on said:

    My favorite is the original Dr. Pepper although I drink Diet Dr. Pepper most often. My favorite thing about the Jingit app is that I can earn money while I’m spending it! πŸ˜€

  26. I like the original the best. My fav thing about the app is the cash back offers.

  27. Original Dr. Pepper!…. Love that with Jingit is that you can earn cash Instantly!

  28. I love regular Dr. Pepper and I love the promotions and how easy Jingit is!

  29. I’m a traditional Dr. Pepper kind of person. I never really got into those Cherry flavored sodas and such. Just keep it original for me!
    I love that the Jingit app is so easy to use, just scan the receipt!

    boylaneely at hotmail dot com

  30. Monika B. on said:

    I love the original Dr. Pepper the best! My favorite feature about the Jingit app are the personalized cash back offers.

  31. I love old fashioned, regular Dr. Pepper! The Jingit app is actually really cool and it isn’t as tedious as other rewards apps I’ve used. I’m a big fan of them but many of them are pretty wacky. This one is user friendly too with a clean layout!

  32. WOW! This is a really cool and creative recipe!!! YUM! I would LOVE a fabulous gift card to Target!

  33. Wow, this looks delicious (and fun to make) — I might even try it with other sodas!!

  34. The original Dr. Pepper is really the best and only Dr. Pepper in my book! The jingit app gives rewards, so it’s like those credit card rewards, only better! πŸ™‚

  35. Ashley H on said:

    I like the original flavor and the instant cash back.

  36. I’ve always preferred the original Dr. Pepper. The Jingit app seems really cool.

  37. I’m not a big Dr. Pepper fan but my best friend is! I am totally going to make her this. I have recently begun to like the Vanilla Dr Pepper

  38. Erin Madigan on said:

    I am a Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper fan! Love it! Also, this app sounds amazing because of the cash back!

  39. I like regular flavor best + like that the app earns cash

  40. Diet Dr Pepper

  41. Diet Dr. Pepper is my all time fave!

  42. Diet Dr. Pepper! And cash back while shopping sounds awfully good…

  43. I love the classic Dr. Pepper, although sometimes I do enjoy the Diet Dr. Pepper. I would say that’s my favorite diet soda because I don’t regularly like diet soda. Earning extra cash sounds like a great deal.

  44. I really like original Dr. Pepper and Cherry Dr. Pepper. This is such a cool app – I love that I can earn rewards just for buying products I would buy anyhow.

  45. I love the original DP and the jingit app is awesome! πŸ™‚

  46. Thanks for the awesome recipe! Feel free to come share it on my recipe link party The Yuck Stops Here if you want. You can find us on my blog, Hot Momma’s Kitchen Chaos.
    The best DP is Caffiene Free Diet DP! And the best thing about Jingit is MONEY in my pocket! HUGS

  47. Regular! And the instant cash back feature.

  48. I love Diet Dr Pepper as much as the original. The personalized savings offers from Jingit are awesome. Especially when they give me cash back πŸ™‚

  49. I actually don’t like Dr. Pepper at all. Never have. I’m a coke or pepsi girl and sometimes sprite or mt dew, but never dr. pepper. I hadn’t heard of the Jingit app until reading this, but I love that I can save money while I shop. I’m always looking for new apps that will help me with that so I definitely plan to give it a try.

  50. I like the original Dr. Pepper!

  51. alena svetelska on said:

    i like the original dr. pepper the best. I love the Jingit app because I can earn cash back , and earning cash while using/shopping.

  52. Love this supercute idea! πŸ™‚

  53. I like the regular Dr. Pepper.

  54. Diet DP! Instant cash back πŸ™‚

  55. Original Dr. Pepper is the best.

  56. I prefer Diet Dr. Pepper and seriously…who doesn’t love to get a little money back?!

  57. We love the original DP flavor. Love that you can earn cash back instantly!

  58. This looks like a great shopping spree!

  59. We are fans of the original DP and I love that you can earn cash back instanly!

  60. My favorite Dr. Pepper flavor is Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper. And I love the Jingit app because I can earn checking out products I didn’t know about (usually).

  61. We love the cherry in my house!

  62. I cannot remember the last time I had a Dr Pepper….
    Personalized cash back, oh yeah!

  63. I love regular Dr. Pepper, and my favorite thing about the app is the personalization! I can’t wait to try this cake recipe. Sounds delicious!!

  64. I like Diet Dr. Pepper

  65. What a cute idea! I love a portable, easy tailgating snack πŸ™‚

  66. diet dr. pepper is my favorite! it reminds me of when i was a kid and we used to have pop and pizza on fridays! xo jillian

  67. We’re a marching band family, too, but luckily it’s warm here in Georgia. (Love the idea of bringing the kids cake in jars.) I’m a Diet Dr. Pepper fan. IMO it was the first diet drink that tasted good.

  68. Love that the app would help me save money on the go! My favorite flavor of Dr. Pepper would have to be original… used to make chocolate cake! This recipe looks amazing!

  69. I wish they still had diet cherry vanilla dr.pepper…. That was so yummy!!

  70. I love the plain ole Dr Pepper the best…I’m known for loving it. I’ve cut way down since College but I still have to drink one every day. I quit for a few years and that it was I like to call the dark years πŸ™‚ I even have a Dr. Pepper board on Pinterest…that’s dedication!

  71. diet Dr. Pepper is my favorite, and I love that you get personalized cashback offers with Jingit!

  72. I like the original flavor and what I like best about the app is how I can save money with it.

  73. I love the original flavor of Dr. Pepper. I like that I can save money with the app.

  74. I love Diet Dr. Pepper and I love the app for saving money!!

  75. Tina Bowling on said:

    Love the Vanilla Dr. Pepper!

  76. I’m a classic Dr. Pepper fan, personally. And I like the tracking aspect of Jingit. Thanks for this great recipe!

  77. I love the original Dr. Pepper.

  78. The classic Dr. Pepper is my favorite- it makes the world taste better! And jingit looks like a great way to earn back some money and save!

  79. I love the regular Dr. Pepper flavor and love saving money with Jingit

  80. Diet Dr. Pepper is my favorite – it’s like a dessert for me πŸ™‚ I like Jingit because it makes it easy to save money without having to clip coupons!

  81. I like regular flavor Dr. Pepper but I like to add a shot of coconut syrup! πŸ™‚ I like that you can earn cash back, that is super fun! πŸ™‚

  82. Angela Alpaugh on said:

    My favorite flavor is Cherry Diet Dr. Pepper. What I like best about the Jingit app is the money savings.

  83. Girl, I’m from Texas, and class DP is the only way to go! (a splash of cherry at Sonic is nice once in a while!)

    and as for Jingit – love the personalized cash back offers. Smart phones are so handy!

  84. These are so cute! Definitely gonna make them for our next tailgate party!

  85. My favorite is the original Dr. Pepper. I like that Jingit can help me store a shopping list.

  86. Regular, original Dr. Pepper is my fave!

  87. Classic Dr. Pepper. I’m new to JingIt, have to check it out! Love money saving app.s

  88. I loooove Dr. Pepper, and I’m totally a sucker for getting cash back on anything so I’ll have to try Jingit out!

  89. Good ole fashion original is my favorite Dr. Pepper. I am new to the app so not really sure on that.

  90. I’m a classic dr pepper fan – you just can’t beat the classics!

  91. Love Dr. Pepper πŸ™‚ Regular and Diet, they all taste amazing.

  92. the classic Dr Pepper

  93. Even I can make this yummy dessert, and I have plenty of little mason jars ready to go! Love Dr. Pepper by the way!

  94. Regular Dr Pepper is my favorite. I love an original! The Jingit app makes it fun to save money.

  95. I love a classic Diet Dr. Pepper- what a refreshing treat!

  96. I’ve not tried the Dr. Pepper flavors, unfortunately, I couldn’t tell you which one is my favorite. The dessert looks delicious though. The JingIt app sounds cool that the offers are personalized. Thank you for hosting this great giveaway! πŸ™‚

  97. I like good ol’ classic Dr. Pepper and who doesn’t love getting money back?!?!?!

  98. My grandma always made me warmed up Dr. Pepper as a treat. I LOVE it. So original flavor is my fave. πŸ™‚

  99. The Vanilla Float Dr Pepper! Yum yum! And Jingit is just so easy to use!

  100. Yum! Pinning these lovely heavens in a jar!

  101. I’m a regular, traditional Dr. Pepper lover!

  102. I love the classic Dr. Pepper!!

    The Jingit app, what’s not to love save money,find deals on things you already plan to buy!

  103. I like diet Dr pepper the best. This cake looks so yummy.

  104. YUM! It’s always diet Dr. Pepper for me! My favorite!

  105. Classic and earning cash!!!

  106. I LOVE Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper- that would make a fantastic cake! And Jingit sounds awesome- love earning money while I shop…especially at Target! πŸ™‚

  107. Regular DR Pepper all the way.

    I need to try this app. Cash back, yes please!

  108. I have been wanting to try a jar cake for a long time. I will have to try this for this weekend

  109. I love Cherry Dr. Pepper although Classic Dr. Pepper comes in a close second. The Jing-it app sounds like a great way to save money and I like the personalized offers.

  110. Jen Deaton on said:

    I love Diet Dr Pepper! and I love the Jingit app because earning cash back deals and anything while shopping is AMAZING. I love to save as much as possible. The app seems easy and simple too! Need to be saving/getting cash back as much as possible specially with Christmas coming up!

  111. Jen Deaton on said:

    I love Diet cherry dr.pepper! and I love the Jingit app because any chance of cash back deals, and earning cash while using/shopping is amazing. I LOVE to save as much as possible! Specially with Christmas coming up!

  112. Rashidah Gamble on said:

    Dr. Pepper has a distinct flavor. Its no denying it. Me and the babies are trying this recipe this weekend.

  113. I love the original flavor! I can’t wait to make this!!
    I love that the app gives you cash back!

  114. Maria Chen on said:

    love dr.peps I will surely make this yummy! thanks

  115. This looks amazing!!! I cannot wait to try this!

  116. Teresa Melling on said:

    I love the original!

  117. I like classic Dr. Pepper and I love that you can check in at your favorite stores and earn cash and reserve
    and redeem offers for cash back savings

  118. Kassie Jo Lauhoff on said:

    Love the original for sure!! And i love that it gives you cash back!!!

  119. Original for me!

  120. I don’t think you can beat the original Dr. Pepper. And I love anything that gives me cash back! The app sounds great.

  121. ELIZABETH on said:

    I love Cherry Dr Pepper!! SO yummy!! love the recipe too thanks for the chance!

  122. I love Dr Pepper I just recently found it in gum flavor! it was so good πŸ™‚

  123. I love diet Dr. Pepper! I am getting the app now and can’t wait to try it! Thanks.

  124. Emily Smith on said:

    I like classic Dr. Pepper. I like having all the ads in one place on the app

  125. Natosha Hector on said:

    The original Dr. Pepper is definitely my favorite, and that app sounds neat~

  126. Pat Walker Pinkston on said:

    I like Diet Dr. Pepper. Can’t use these apps since I don’t have a smart phone.

  127. Joni Mason on said:

    My favorite flavor is Diet Dr. Pepper . What I like most about the Jingit app. is that you can earn cash instantly online, in-store, and on the go with participating brands.

  128. Angela Krout on said:

    I love the original flavor of Dr Pepper. I really love the fountain one. I have not tried the Jingit but it looks like it would be a plus to saving money.

  129. I used to drink Dr Pepper all the time when I was younger but I can’t drink caffeine anymore. I do like the concept of the Jingit app. I use a similar app when I grocery shop.

  130. Kris Allen on said:

    I remember my mother’s copy of The Dr. Pepper Cookbook! Jar cakes are a great idea.

  131. I prefer the orginal flavor of Dr Pepper – Never tried jingit but the cash back offers are appealing

  132. I like the origninal Dr Pepper and the other I dont know that much about

  133. Mary Beth Elderton on said:

    Classic Dr Pepper is the REAL D.P! πŸ˜€ And I would love to get cash back!

  134. Kristyn on said:

    Diet Dr. Pepper~
    and what I love about Jingit is that you can earn cash Instantly!!! YES PLEASE! πŸ™‚

  135. Terri S on said:

    I like original Dr Pepper and the cash back

  136. Jorge Granda on said:

    I like Dr. Pepper original and the cash back offers.

  137. Sents Saver on said:

    I am a big fan of diet dr pepper and I love how easy it is to find cash back offers on the jingit app

  138. ghassan alsaleh on said:

    my favorite Dr. Pepper flavor is 10 calorie diet
    I like most about the Jingit app.is the offers

  139. laurie damrose on said:

    Cherry Vanilla is best.

  140. Tammy Schweitzer on said:

    The diet is the best all diet ones. Plus cash back apps are wonderful also.

  141. The cash back apps are great,I love all Dr Pepper flavors,but vanilla is my feet,thanks

  142. Miranda McCallister on said:

    I don’t drink Dr. Pepper or soda at all but if I did, it’d probably be vanilla. I recall trying it 10+ years ago and thought it was pretty good.

    I like that those cash back apps, or rewards apps that are coming out. Makes it a lot easier to do that. The online tool bars are nice but harder to get off the computer.

  143. Amy Jarratt on said:

    I like regular Dr Pepper the best

  144. I love Dr. Pepper and can’t wait to try this recipe.

  145. Diet Dr. Pepper is our favorite and I love the cash back offers πŸ™‚

  146. Van Olson on said:

    Original for me, and the cash back feature is nice to have.

  147. Catalina on said:

    Amaretto flavor! The app pays!

  148. I like regular Dr Pepper. I love the app for the cash back, of course. πŸ™‚

  149. Heather B on said:

    My husband drinks nothing but Diet Dr Pepper! My favorite thing about the Jing it App is the special offers

  150. Shellie Clark on said:

    I like Dr pepper original. I like with the Jingit app, you can earn cash instantly

  151. Anita Duvall on said:

    I love, love my Diet Dr. Pepper! I like that with the app. it is so easy to be rewarded.

  152. Thomas Murphy on said:

    I like Dr pepper original. I like with the Jingit app, you can earn cash instantly online and in-store.

  153. abedabun dawn on said:

    My favorite Dr. Pepper flavor is the original flavor. What do I like most about the Jingit app? I think anything that helps you save money is wonderful. However, I do not have a cell phone.

  154. Amanda Sakovitz on said:

    I love Vanilla Dr pepper and i love the cashback offers!

  155. Looks delicious! I would love to try this (and win $500) πŸ™‚

  156. I like the original and I love to get cash back!

  157. Camdide on said:

    I’m for original Dr. Pepper all the way. I like the personalization of Jingit.

  158. Janice Dean on said:

    I love the original Dr. Pepper & who doesn’t love cash back! Thanks

  159. Judy Schechter on said:

    Getting cash back for things I was going to buy anyway is awesome! And I would love the freebies.

  160. Natalie Schwartz on said:

    I like original Dr Pepper and I like this app because I can earn cash back!!

  161. I am a fan of original dr pepper.

  162. Amy Hall on said:

    I like vanilla Dr. Pepper way more than regular.

  163. debbie campbell on said:

    I lke the original Dr. Pepper

  164. Kim zemek on said:

    I love regular dr pepper!!! Mmmm

  165. Diet Dr. Pepper — simple & delicious!

  166. Natalie on said:

    My favorite is the diet dr. pepper cherry flavor!

  167. All my daughter drinks is dr pepper! I like the diet version! Lots of carbonation and tastes wonderful!

  168. Michelle on said:

    I like the 10 calorie diet dr pepper! The offers on the Jingit app are the best!

  169. I’m not a soda fan, but maybe I can use club soda!

  170. I like plain old Diet Dr. Pepper. It is so good you can’t tell it’s diet.

  171. Cherry is my favorite flavor and i like the offers offered on Jingit

  172. crystal sheckles-gibson on said:

    I like diet Dr. Pepper the best.

  173. I just might need to try this! Those look great!

  174. These look super yummy and easy for on the go.

  175. Victoria Johnson on said:

    Cherry Flavor is my fav. I like the money savings about the Jingit App πŸ™‚ thank you!

  176. Susan Christy on said:

    I like Diet Dr. Pepper – it’s so true that it tastes like the original. And personalized cash back offers when you shop using the Jingit app is my fave thing about Jingit!

  177. Peggy Humbracht on said:

    I didn’t realize that Dr. Pepper has other flavors other than cherry and original. I do like original best, though I try cherry flavored as a change once in a while.

  178. bonnie massicotte on said:

    Dr Pepper has flavors? wow I am old school have loved it since a teenager in the 60’s! even more so warmed up in fall and winter! I really want to try this cake in a jar. with Dr Peppers fruity flavor it should be goood!!!

  179. wow this looks great I am not a fan of Dr Pepper but this cake I would try with it

  180. wow this looks great I am not a fan of Dr Pepper but this cake I would try with it